Creative Stone Products by Rick Alpen

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About ArtisStone

My name is Rick Alpen. I am the owner, operator and concrete artist of ArtisStone. I began building limestone mantels while working in the fireplace industry. This was the beginning of my journey on a path that led me to the decorative concrete industry and the business I enjoy today.  

Established In May of 2007. ArtisStone, is a Vancouver Island company offers unique and decorative concrete products and services. Using a wide variety of specialized formulas, tools and techniques, I design and create a multitude of decorative concrete products.


WHAT is ArtisStone?

LimeStone Coatings is one of the specialized products I offer. Although not limited to, fireplace mantels represent the bulk of the projects in which this product is used. This coating can be applied over any stable substrate to create many other unique features as seen in the LimeStone Gallery. For more information, please go to the Limestone Coated Products page in the Product Information section.

Hand Carved Concrete is where my passion lies. This segment of the decorative concrete market is extremely versatile and endless in its creative possibilities. I can create almost anything from hand carved concrete including water features, synthetic concrete boulders, sculptures and garden furniture. For more, see the Carved Concrete Gallery...the possibilities are endless!

Cast Concrete Products are concrete that is simply cast in the molds made of melamine or urethane rubber. I use this technique for creating products like countertops, vanity tops, outdoor kitchens and some patio furniture. Samples of my cast concrete designs can be viewed in the Cast Concrete Gallery.

GFRC Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete is also normally cast into molds. GFRC is as it sounds, concrete that is heavily reinforced with AR glass fibers to give it strength. It is cast much thinner than regular concrete making it much lighter.

See the Product Information page for more information about any of these concrete techniques.

WHERE is ArtisStone?

I am based in the Qualicum Beach area on beautiful Vancouver Island B.C. I work on decorative concrete projects either in my shop or at clients' home or business anywhere in southern B.C.

I have ready made-products that can be viewed in the Products for Sale tab to the right. For clients that may be interested in my work and wish to commission me for an upcoming project, you are invited to contact me via email or phone

WHY ArtisStone?

I offer unique concrete products and services that can simply not be found anywhere else.

I provide no charge, no obligation, in home consultations. Together we can design your project and I can answer any questions you may have.  I provide the same service to out-of-town and long-distance clients primarily through email.

Most importantly, I pride myself in customer satisfaction. I believe in completing all projects on time, at the quoted price, using the best possible products and to the very best of my abilities. With client involvement each project becomes a truly unique piece of art.

The design possibilities are limited only by our combined imaginations!

Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

 ― St. Francis of Assisi 


Hand Carved Concrete

Authentic looking boulders and rock.

  • Fountains & Water Features
  • Outdoor Kitchens & Fire pits 
  • Arches & Pillars  
  • Fence & Lamp Posts
  • Entrance Ways & Stairways
  • Number Rocks
  • Logo and Welcome signs
  • Landscape Boulders
  • Rock Formations
  • Planters & Garden Furniture
  • Concrete Sculptures
  • Lighthouses & Themed Projects
  • Wishing Wells & Bird Baths